Rescue station visit motavates poster winner
By TIMES WIRES
Published November 19, 2006
CJ Ferro, 5, son of Charley and Laurie Ferro, recently visited East Lake Fire Rescue's Station 58 with his Brooker Creek Elementary School kindergarten class. When he got home, his mother asked him what he had learned about fire safety. She said he answered, "Never go by the hot stove because burns never go away." CJ took that message and turned it into a poster that gave him the ride of his life. To honor the school's top fire safety poster contest winner, East Lake Fire Rescue gave CJ and his mother a ride to school on a fire truck. They even let him sound the siren. "I just think the East Lake Fire department here," Laurie Ferro said, "between the Santa program and this, is just awesome."
A side of tennis with your turkey
Let's talk turkey, Turkey Tennis Camp that is. The YMCA of North Pinellas, 4550 Village Center Drive, is offering children's tennis camps over the Thanksgiving holidays. Beginners, ages 6 to 12, will meet from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. The cost is $65 for facility members, $90 for program members. Advanced players, ages 10 to 16, will meet from noon to 2 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. The cost is $85 for facility members, $115 for program members. Call (727) 772-9622.
Is it rock, paper, shoe polish?
Adults and kids out for the Thanksgiving holidays this week who are interested in arts and crafts should stop by the Oldsmar Public Library, 101 State St. W, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday. The library is closed for the rest of the week. In the second-floor display case outside the elevator, Dorothy Boynton, of East Lake, has shown what people can do with brown paper bags, a rock, shoe polish and a little glue. Bring a sketch book and copy the patterns on display for making trees and dolls drawn on brown paper. The show runs through the end of November.
Early birds can play ball for less
Oldsmar Little League tryouts for 2007 spring ball will be held in January and the earlier players sign up, the cheaper the cost of registration. Through Dec. 2, the cost is $115 plus a $30 concession fee that will be refunded when a parent works a shift in the concession stand. From Dec. 3 through Jan. 11, 2007, the cost is $135 plus a $30 concession fee. And starting Jan. 12, 2007, the cost is $155 plus a $30 concession fee. If the lights are on at Canal Park, Tampa Road, you can sign up with the board member on duty through December. You also can register from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Dec. 2, Dec. 9 and Jan. 6, from 6 to 9 p.m. on Dec. 13, Jan. 3 and Jan. 10. Or register online at www.oldsmarll.com. Call Ken Flick at (813) 854-3848 or Gail Leppert at (813) 855-4708.
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